Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: 126655
    Case No: W'0715'101
    Model Name: Yacht-Master 40
    Material: 18K Everose Gold
    Calibre: Automatic, caliber 3235, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K Everose gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee card dated 21st December 2021, instruction manual, hang tag, green card holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Inspired by the rich heritage in the world of sailing since the 1950s, the Rolex Yacht-Master brings together the finest technology to create a timepiece with elegance amongst the dynamic of nautical sports. Sharing the finest spirit of yachting, the present new generation of the Yacht-Master Ref. 126655 featuring the warmth of 18K Everrose gold paired with an Oysterflex strap is certainly a classic example of luxury sports timepieces. Featuring an intense matt black dial with a matching black Cerachrom bi-directional 60-minute bezel, the model is no doubt the ideal timepiece with robust qualities for water sports on your weekend sailing adventures. Released in 2019, the new regatta icon is fitted with a new and improved calibre 3235 with a more optimised Chronergy escapement that provides a longer power reserve of 70 hours. The folding Oysterlock safety clasp also uses the Rolex Glidelock extension system that is easy to adjust on the get-go.

    Accompanied with its original full set of accessories and furthermore kept in “like-new” condition, the present Yacht-Master is certainly a stylish timepiece for anyone who is seeking for a blend between elegance and sportiness.

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 126655
A “like-new” and attractive Everose gold wristwatch with center seconds, date, black ceramic bi-directional bezel, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2021
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€15,400-25,700
$15,400-25,600

Sold for HK$214,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)